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AstroGrep Alternatives for Mac

AstroGrep is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is DocFetcher, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to AstroGrep and five of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to AstroGrep are grep, The Silver Searcher, FAR - Find And Replace and Rummage.

AstroGrep alternatives are mainly File Search Utilities but may also be Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AstroGrep.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

AstroGrep is A Microsoft Windows GUI File Searching (grep) utility. Features include regular expressions, versatile...

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  1. DocFetcher is a portable German/English open source desktop search application. It allows you search the contents of documents on your computer. - You can think of it as Google for your local document repository.

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    grep

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    grep is a command-line utility for searching plain-text data sets for lines matching a regular expression.

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    Astrogrep is a gui application

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    The Silver Searcher

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Silver Searcher is a code search tool similar to ack that claims to be much faster. It's implemented in C and has some extra features such as ignoring files per .hignore, .gitignore contents.

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    ultra fast, very nice, need only the search in office document, ...

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    FAR - Find And Replace

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FAR is a simple tool for search and replace operations over multiple files. You can apply ordinary "word by word" replacement, or choose to use fully featured regular expressions.

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    It does not search files, it rather search expression and replace upon a list of file.

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    The replace function is optional, you can search and just move, copy or delete the results as required.

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    Rummage

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Rummage is a cross platform tool for crawling directories and searching and replacing in text files. It is written in Python and uses wxPython for the GUI. Rummage allows for literal or regex searches and has configurations for limiting the files etc.

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